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Primary progressive aphasia patients evaluated using diffusion tensor imaging and voxel based volumetry-preliminary results.
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PMID:  21755119     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: Identify by means of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and measurements of cortical volume, brain areas that lead to dysphasia when presenting signs of impaired connectivity or reduced volume.
METHOD: Four patients with PPA were evaluated using DTI, and measurements of cortical volumes in temporal areas. These patients were compared with two normal volunteers.
RESULTS: There is a trend to a difference in the number and volume of related fibers between control group and patients with PPA. Comparing cortical volumes in temporal areas between groups yielded a trend to a smaller volume in PPA patients.
CONCLUSION: Patients with PPA have a trend to impairment in cortical and subcortical levels regarding relevant areas.
Fábio Pascotto de Oliveira; Jaderson Costa da Costa; Sabine Possa Marroni; Ana Maria Marques da Silva; Sthefanie Hansen Barreiro; Fábio Kunihiro Maeda; Mirna Wetters Portuguez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria     Volume:  69     ISSN:  1678-4227     ISO Abbreviation:  Arq Neuropsiquiatr     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0125444     Medline TA:  Arq Neuropsiquiatr     Country:  Brazil    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  446-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
HUSM, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil.
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